“Dozens of planes, dozens of helicopters and the most important air defense weapons will be delivered to us from the Russian Federation in the near future. Maybe even C-400. We really need them, I have already said that,” Lukashenko stated.
He added that additional weapons might be purchased after the Zapad-2021 exercise.
In late July, Lukashenko stated that he was ready to deploy the Russian Armed Forces in the republic if necessary for the security of the Union State.